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Improve date selector usability #8864
When using the date selector, the calendar and month/year dropdown all remain available without regards to the type of date range chosen.
I'd like to suggest to move the date type selection to the left, making this a 2 step selection:
Currently one needs to double click on a month day to enable any date range selection (except for custom).
I am no usability expert, so I trust the above will be adapted or interpreted according to other similar tools and practices.
Agreed the calendar is confusing to use for first time users. Would be nice to improve it... heard this feedback from a friend in person last week as well ;-)
Here is another suggestion:
This would simplify very much the usability... as a downside, it would take a bit longer to change the Period as well as change the Date. We should check Piwik will load the calendar very fast to let one change the date after the page reloaded with the new period. Thoughts?
I find the downsides for when not wanting to see the current selected week etc too annoying for such a change.
Maybe we could always show the "Apply" button which is currently named "Apple date range" and only shown when the range period is selected. It wouldn't even take more space, maybe a tiny bit.
Someone could either select week and press apply and doesn't have to choose a day, someone else can still select another day.
Some useful links:
Reading about this also made me think of the mobile implementation (either web access or the Android/Iphone apps), and accessibility (mentioned here: #4167 with more details here: https://github.com/piwik/piwik/wiki/Accessibility-report)